If you read some of my other reviews about online paid surveys then the following review won't come as a surprise to you. Honestly I wish I could say the SurveyScout.com is different than many of the other clickbank based get paid for survey websites. But alas I can not. SurveyScout.com is basically a middle man that offers you a list of companies that are looking for work at home seekers to take surveys or focus groups.
But you don't need to pay nearly $40 to get this information folks! There are sites that list online paid survey opportunities at no cost to you. I'll give it to SurveyScout.com they have a very slick looking website that looks very professional but the fact of the matter is you don't need to pay for this type of information.
So do I recommend SurveyScout.com? No I don't. Is it a scam? Not in my opinion. They do provide a list of companies that are looking for survey takers. I would view it as a scam if you paid for a list and didn't receive it. This isn't the case. But that being said you don't need to pay for a list of survey companies.
SurveryScout.com is really just guilty of what so many books, magazines and newspaper make a living doing. They all provide information that can readily be found elsewhere for free if you don't mind doing the research and leg work.
But people don't call these mediums scams because they understand they're paying for the convienence of having all this information at their finger tips with ease. So keep that in mind when you reading claims that certain companies offering information based products are scams.
Complaints really come because paid survey companies misrepresent or exagerrate how much you really can earn for doing surveys online. Despite what SurveyScout.com may say, it's not really guaranteed that you will always make $10-$20 per hour doing online surveys. There are many factors that are never mentioned so just be aware of that if you decide to go ahead and still use a site like SurveyScout.com
My final word is to avoid sites like SurveyScout.com. It's not worth the money when you consider the alternatives which are free.
4 thoughts on “Is SurveyScout.com A Scam? It depends…”
Hi, Eddy, I am really glad I found your website; I found it helpful and interesting, because I have been considering doing surveys to get a little extra income. I’d like to find a REAL (not bogus) opportunity somewhere. One question I do have about the money earned, though, is this: is it taxable income? I think it’s an important point. I you’re making five or six hundred a week or month or whatever, and not anticipating tax time, you may end up with a bigsurprise from Uncle Sam at the end of the year. I want to avoid that. Any advice would be welcome. Thanks.
I’m glad you found us too buddy. Most of the work at home companies treat you like an independent contractor which means you’re responsible for reporting your earnings. If you earn $600 or above a legitimate company will ask that you fill out a w9. Then at the end of the year you’ll receive a 1099 with your earnings which will also be submitted by the company you worked for to the Feds. It’s your responsibility to report those earnings in your tax return. Whatever is left after taking into consideration deductions such as your internet bill, home office supplies and whatever else a good accountant will identify is what’s taxed. It sounds very scary at first and it was for me since I worked with so many companies. I didn’t have a good accountant at the time so I ended up with one of those BIG SURPRISES from Uncle Sam. But it was a lesson learned.
Hope this helps.
If it is not a scam then why I only got survey available only at my first day I was sign up : [
Until now I don’t have any available survey.
I’ve covered this in another post about how surveys work in terms of the number of them you get on the following page:
The problem with sites like SurveyScout.com is that they mislead you into thinking you’re just going to get hundreds of surveys regularly which is bull. So they’re more guilty for deceptive marketing than they are of being a scam. When you pay them you do get the information they promised. But they’ve exaggerated how much you’ll really make and how many surveys you get. And to some that may be viewed as scam. So I guess it’s in the eye of the beholder.